Duke Ellington - The Nutcracker Suite

Duke Ellington - The Nutcracker Suite

Catalogue Code: 711542

Barcode: 5050457115425

Release Date: 20 Feb 2012

Featuring jazz interpretations of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, the album has come to be recognised as one of Duke Ellington's most important albums of the 1960s. Yet when the Duke and his writing partner Billy Strayhorn first announced plans to take the classical ballet and perform a jazz version, even members of Duke's orchestra expressed their doubts that the project would amount to much.

1. Overture
2. Toot Toot Tootie Toot (DAnce Of The Reed-Pipes)
3. Peanut Brittle Brigade (March)
4. Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy)
5. Entr'acte
6. The Volga Vouty (Russian Dance)
7. Chinoiserie (Chinese Dance)
8. Danse Of The Floreadores (Waltz Of The Flowers)
9. Arabesque Cookie (Arabian Dance)